• Professor of Law, College Of Law


Brig Daniels is an expert in environmental and property law. At the College of Law, he is a professor of law, affiliated with the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources & the Environment, and is director of the Great Salt Lake Project.
His current scholarship focuses on the creation and administration of environmental law, climate change, and the Great Salt Lake. His work frequently relies on empirical methods ranging from field experiments to archival research and often is rooted in helping identify the ways in which the law can be used to alleviate public challenges. Daniels has received research grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.
He has won several teaching awards. He teaches courses relating to environmental law, natural resources, administrative law, energy law, and property law. He has also taught seminars on environmental topics and runs the College of Law's Environmental Policy Accelerator.
Outside of the classroom, Daniels has served on the boards of several environmental nonprofits and has represented and consulted for a wide range of public, nonprofit, and commercial entities.
Daniels graduated from Stanford Law School. He also earned a PhD from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He received a MPA and undergraduate degree from the University of Utah, where he also was awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship.  
Prior to returning to the University of Utah, he taught at BYU Law, the University of Houston Law Center, and was a lecturing fellow at Duke Law School.